May 11, 2022
I spent the first part of the day sanding the fairing on the bottom and transom, and the new fiberglass on the transom cutout.
On the transom, once I’d sanded the various holes I’d epoxy-filled earlier, I prepared small fiberglass pieces to fit each spot and installed them in epoxy resin, leaving this to cure for a bit before proceeding with fairing compound over the various areas on the transom, including the patch over the jet tunnel and the beginnings of the fairing for the new tabbing all around the transom cutout and related areas inside the boat.
The work on the bottom was close to where it needed to be, but there were low spots running fore and aft on both sides, between the centerline and the outer edges of the repair, so when I applied the next round of fairing compound, I focused on these areas to bring them into spec. The forward portion of the repair needed only minor touchups at this point.
Total time billed on this job today: 3 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 35°, clear. Forecast for the day: Sunny, 69°